The government should own NZ Post?
On average, everyone agrees with significant nonconsensus between 80 voters.
Please read the comments from other voters below, then scroll down make your decision. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
The government should own NZ Post
Reasons To Disagree
Gummint has no legitimate place in business. Can't you remember the mess it was???
28 September 2008
Competition gives choice. If you don't like your postal service provider, use another one. The presence of competitors will give existing companies a run for their money - this is as it should be.
5 March 2009
whats wrong with the way it is
2 July 2009
It is not the place of government to run any commercial concern. By owning such they are in effect making us all shareholders in a company open to business risks; they do not have the right to do so.
27 August 2012
The government should not own anything, the people should have the rights to the ownership. We have given too much power to the greedy politicians. Why the hell should the government have 'second home allowances' when New Zealanders haven't even got a first home!
31 December 2012
Reasons To Agree
Areliable postal service is still an essential service, how ever this may change over time.
9 August 2008
Only the government had the financial resources to set up the postal network. There is no reason to fob it off to rich people who had no part in its setup.
20 August 2008
Yes its just easier. All the supposed postal competitors are actually processed by NZ post anyway, so competition is a bit of a joke. When incorrect post is delivered to your PO Box, you only want to return it back through one slot, not 10.
3 October 2008
NZ Post has done very well in government ownership as a state-owned-enterprise. Just don't go back to the dreadful old public service model.
10 October 2010
The rationale for a postal service is to guarantee all citizens some form of affordable communication, regardless of their income. This is essential for maintaining at least a semblance of an informed constituency. The proliferation of mass communication--especially around the internet--suggests that this model is already long out-moded. So, government may consider shifting from paper-delivery to another form of two-way communication attainable by all. So, I sort of agree that gov't should own the NZ Post.
5 September 2011
The government should own NZ post, railway, transportation, phone, electricity, water companies to prevent all the money going overseas and prevent them from charging too much.
16 October 2012
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